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Q & A: Checking a carpenters level

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Most recent answer: 04/26/2012
Q:
To check a carpenters bubble level accuracy, can you float the level on a uniform thickness board in a tub of calm water?
- Georg Koenig (age stone)
Hilo, HI, USA
A:
Sounds like a good idea to me.

LeeH

(published on 10/27/2008)

Follow-Up #1: How to check a level

Q:
Actually that is not a good way to check a level. Easier to put that level on the ground so that it is sort of level. Set the level on the board and note the location of the bubble -let's say it's off a full bubble to the right - turn the level around end-for-end and check the bubble again. An accurate level will read the same in both cases - it will again read a full bubble to the right.
- Tim Weber (age 63)
Lomita, CA
A:
That sounds like a good system.

Mike W.

(published on 04/26/2012)

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